Robert Davies (footballer, born 1863)
|Full name||Robert Davies|
|Date of birth||1863|
|Place of birth||Cefn Mawr, Wales|
|Date of death||First World War|
|Playing position||Wing half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Davies was born in Cefn Mawr, near Ruabon, and was the eldest of five brothers who played for Druids. Described as "a keen competitor and a tough tackler", he helped Druids reach the final of the Welsh Cup in 1884, losing 1–0 to Oswestry White Stars after a replay. The following year, the clubs met again in the final with Druids winning this time 3–1, again after a replay.
He made his solitary international appearance against England in 1885. The match was played at Leamington Road, Blackburn on 14 March and ended in a 1–1 draw, with the English performance described as "disappointing".
Career outside football
- Welsh Cup winners: 1885
- Welsh Cup finalists: 1884
- Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. p. 42. ISBN 1-872424-11-2.
- "Oswestry White Stars 1 – 0 Druids". Welsh Cup Final 1884. Welsh Football Data Archive. 14 April 1884. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- "Druids 3 – 1 Oswestry White Stars". Welsh Cup Final 1885. Welsh Football Data Archive. 7 March 1885. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- "England 1 Wales 1". Welsh Football Data Archive. 14 March 1885. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- Gibbons, Philip (2001). Association Football in Victorian England – A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900. Upfront Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 1-84426-035-6.